Trash, Art, And The Movies
The podcast that pits arthouse cinema against brainless entertainment—and then declares a victor.

Heather and Paul take a look at two comedies about African-American men who find themselves vaulted into positions of corporate power. First: Robert Downey Sr.'s 1969 satire PUTNEY SWOPE, in which a lowly black ad man is accidentally elected CEO and reinvents his agency as a countercultural message factory; then, John Landis' 1983 comedy TRADING PLACES, in which a bet between a pair of millionaire brothers causes snooty commodities broker Dan Aykroyd and street hustler Eddie Murphy to assume each other's lives. Truth & Soul, or Duke & Duke: which will prevail?

Direct download: TAATM_39__Putney_Swope_vs._Trading_Places.mp3
Category:TV and Film -- posted at: 1:56am EDT